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    Does Your Family Understand?
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    Chris_WebMD_Staff posted:
    Does your family understand your migraines?
    Mine knows exactly what to do, and that usually consists of them doing nothing. I need to be quiet and laying down in a dark, quiet room.
    Does your family understand what to do or better yet, what not to do....?
    Chrissy~

    Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
    -William Ellery Channing
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    carpetcrawler5 responded:
    I take care of my mom who rarely gets out of her chair all day because of severe back problems. She is the only other person in our house so I pretty much get up when ever I'm feeling ok and do chores, but I spend a lot of time in bed. recently we got a letter from the homeowner's society saying they felt our yard needed landscaping. So have to get up and take care of that although I don't always feel well.

    As far as the rest of my family go, they live far and only visit a couple of times a month. If you count my cat, he sometimes doesn't understand what's going on either and since he's so needy and craves attention I spend a lot of time in bed listening to him meow endlessly until I get up and pay attention to him and feed him.
     
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    JanetPl responded:
    My husband and little girl are actually pretty good about giving me some down time when I need it. My little girl will even bring me a cold rag. (I do this for her when she isn't feeling well.) Thankfully, my gynecologist (of all people) suggested I try Imitrex (sumitriptan), and it has changed my life! She said it might not work, but it really does -- for me anyway. I take the generic now, and it works just as well. I'm always looking out for triggers and trying to avoid having to take a pill -- but it is nice to know I can take one if I need it, and I'll be back amongst the living shortly. I'm sure everyone is different, though.
     
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    NeNe_11 responded:
    No, not really. No one can possibly understand, medical community included, unless they experience migraines themselves.


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